I have created two 2km radius buffers around 2 features on a map using the Buffer tool. The 2 buffers overlap. I want to combine these 2 buffers into one buffer and then do a clip so I can study land covers within this new buffer. After looking at the functions Merge, Union and Append, I believe that Append is what I want to use.
the tool help barely says anything. The problem that I am having is that i don't know how to create a 'target dataset' which I assume is the output that I am trying to end up with. It seems like this is something that I have to create in ArcCatalogue prior to doing it , right? - the help says that it is pre-existing.
Thanks for any help.